Pleasant Valley Elementary News

Your School & Home Connection, 5.03.17, v.12


From our family to yours ~ THANK YOU! This week is staff appreciation week and WOW, do we feel appreciated. The PTA and so many parents and families have donated time, food, food and even more food to our staff this week. Our school is decorated and there have been a lot of hugs and "thank yous". We truly are feeling the love. We are all so very lucky to work in such a giving and appreciative community. THANK YOU :)
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Kindergarten Enrollment

Registration dates have been established for incoming kindergarten students to Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) for the 2017-2018 school year. Children who turn five years old on or before September 1, 2017, must be enrolled in kindergarten, according to the State of Maryland. Parents and guardians may register eligible children for kindergarten at any time, but the following dates have been designated as registration days in all elementary schools so that school staff will be prepared to assist parents and guardians with all necessary steps for registration:

· May 15, 2017

· June 12, 2017

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Camp Learn S'more

Looking for some summer adventure for your child?

PVE students, currently in grades K-4, are invited to our FREE summer camp adventures at school. Please click HERE for specific details and a registration sheet. All registration sheets should be returned ASAP to guarantee a spot. Priority will be given to students that can attend all 3 weeks.


Congratulations PVES Students!

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) is pleased to announce that Pleasant Valley Elementary has been certified as a 2017 Maryland Green School.

Maryland Green Schools are part of a national and international community of sustainable green schools. Our students are becoming better stewards of our Earth’s resources and developing a better understanding of their own local environment.

The Maryland Green Schools program encourages educational opportunities for preK-12 schools that increase awareness and understanding of environmental relationships that impact public health and the local community. The program is aligned with Chesapeake Bay Watershed Agreement 2014 goals and supports Maryland State Department of Education graduation requirements and standards.

Over the past two years, our school has demonstrated and documented a continuous effort to integrate sustainable environmental management practices, environmental education curriculum, professional development opportunities, and community engagement into our daily operations. This award signifies that our school has made a commitment to developing stewards of the earth and reducing the environmental impact of our school.

Mrs. Poling has been our project lead and she is doing an incredible job! To learn more about our process of becoming a green school, CLICK HERE!

The School Pantry at PVE ~ Wednesday, May 24th from 3:00 - 5:00

Our next Warrior Wednesday will be Wednesday, May 24th!

This month we will have plenty of excellent food, including some frozen goods! Please come with your bags and be prepared to SHOP!

We will also have Children in Need here again with school supplies, personal items and information about their services.

We did NOT send an RSVP this month because our pantry has grown in popularity! We simply order as much food as possible and make it ALL available! Remember, this is first come, first served.

This is non-income based and we hope you will take advantage. Not only can you get food for your family, but if you know of local families or churches that may needs support, please feel free to take a bag.

I LOVE how much of a difference this pantry has made in the lives of so many people!

Looking for FREE e-books to read at home?

All PVES students have access to My Capstone Library! You can log-in at home (on any electronic device) and read with your child.

To log-in:

username: plsnt

password: read

Pleasant Valley Elementary PTA News

PTA Meeting Dates

The next PTA Meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18th at 6:30pm in the Media Center

All are welcome and encouraged to attend

PTA Contact Information:

PTA Officers this year are:

President: Christi Parish 904-891-5724

Vice President: Diane Crampton 301-432-4968

Secretary: Jen Frye 301-580-1707

Treasurer: Kim Miller 301-834-3288

Volunteers: Joy McGuigan 301-938-4222

Fundraising: Pam Shaw 240-818-7799

Stay Connected:

  1. PVES Website

  2. PVES PTA Facebook Page

  3. Pleasant Valley ES Facebook Page


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Memorial Day ~ School Closed

Schools and central office will be closed on Monday, May 29th.

The end is near!

Our last day of school for students is Thursday, June 1st. There will be a 2.5 hour early dismissal for students on this day.